Thursday, February 13, 2014

GMO/IMO: A disgusting, unhealthy, profit inspired agricultural technology and their "studies."

Go here for the full story:  About Those Industry Funded GMO Studies . . .

Let's put aside the fact that this line of thinking would mean that while fossil fuel behemoths Exxon Mobil (market cap:$394.83B), Chevron (market cap:$215.45B) and BP (market cap:$150.07B) (total: $760.35B) have been completely stymied in their efforts to buy the scientific consensus they desire on climate change, but a medium large company like Monsanto (market cap: $57.43B) has been able to manipulate tens of thousands of scientists performing thousands of studies for three decades with no whistleblowers resulting in a scientific consensus that has been bent completely to their will. Let's put that aside.
Instead, let's first take a look at the evidence, before moving to unravel some of pretzeled logic often employed to dismiss the weight of that evidence in support of the scientific consensus on GMOs.
Take for example the EU. Politicians in the EU aren't that friendly to GMOs and they wanted to be very careful about them. So they ponied up EURO 200 million over the course of decade to look into the matter. The studies they carried out are neatly summarized in A Decade of EU Funded GMO Research [pdf].
More links from the author of the above :

A Decade of EU Funded GMO Research (2000-2010) [pdf].
European Commission | Directorate-General for Research
Studies with independent funding
Biofortified.org
Assessment of the health impact of GM plant diets in long-term and multigenerational animal feeding trials: A literature review
Chelsea Snella, et al. | Food and Chemical Toxicology | March 2012
A Meta-Analysis of Effects of Bt Crops on Honey Bees
Michelle Marvier, et al. | PLOS One | 9 January 2008
Toxicity studies of genetically modified plants: a review of the published literature
José L. Domingo | Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition | 2007
A literature review on the safety assessment of genetically modified plants
José L. Domingo, Jordi Giné Bordonaba | Environment International | May 2011
An overview of the last 10 years of genetically engineered crop safety research
Alessandro Nicolia, et al | Critical Review of Biotechnology | 16 November 2013
Association of financial or professional conflict of interest to research outcomes on health risks or nutritional assessment studies of genetically modified products
Johan Diels, et al | Food Policy | April 2011
Unintended Compositional Changes in Genetically Modified (GM) Crops: 20 Years of Research
Rod Herman, et al | Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry | 15 February 2013
Single study syndrome:€“ clutching at convenient confirmation
Graham Coghill | Science or Not | 23 October 2012
[cross posted at REALFOOD.ORG]
And some more:
Voluntary Instead of Mandated GMO Food Labeling: The Industry’s Latest
Farmers Fight World’s First Landmark GMO Cross-Pollination Contamination